Friday, November 27, 2009

Just Us Girls #9 ...Sending you Christmas JOY!

Hi Friends!  It's saturday and time for another challenge with Just Us Girls!  This week we are challenging you to use a template to create gift packaging and our hostess with the mostest has offered up some wonderful BLOG CANDY as incentive to try this challenge.  Head on over to the JUGs blog to get a peek at the candy.  I used a great Gable Box template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs.  Kelleigh's templates come in PDF format and PNG files that you can digitally "clip" your digital papers to before printing.  Too cool for school!  Since I'm pretty low tech, I use the PDF version and print right onto the back of my cardstock and away we go.

I grabbed some DP from DCWV (The Glitter Christmas Stack) and a piece of coordinating cardstock from SU! I printed the tempalte onto the back of the cardstock, cut and scored according to the template lines.  The DP was cut, edger punched and scored so it would wrap neatly around the template box body.  I also added a "handle" at the top using the SU! lable punch.

All that's left is the fun stuff.... to embellish!  I choose a stamp from Papertrey Ink's vintage ornament set stamping light pink on cream cardstock and using a burgandy ink for the detail band across the ornament.  Ribbon and tulle are fun and feminine touches to hang this ornament using a spiral clip (remember those?!  loved using this piece of my "collection").  Ooohh, couldn't resist some pink glitter details either. :) 

Ready to make something?  We'd love it if you joined the JUGs girls with this weeks challenge.

Check out what the JUGs girls are up to this week:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  From our house to yours, we wish you JOY this holiday season.

Template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Paper: SU! and DCWV
Stamps: Papertrey
Ink: SU!
Punch: Martha Stewert and SU
Glitter: Martha Stewert
Craft supply: ribbon, tulle, spiral clip


Karen said...

You always know how to play and have fun with those happy paper crafting 3D templates! Love the tulle, spiral clip, and of course, the pink glitter! What a happy way to welcome in the official start to the Christmas season! :>

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana Dana! Fabulous gift box girly - I love the DP - Kelleigh makes some awesome templates - this one turned out super cute. Love all the little touches you added to make it special. The ornament tag is lovely in pink and burgundy. Hugs across the miles! Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful Job Dana! LOVE what you did!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh my...sweet Dana :) You always have the most unique twists on all of your projects! Can we stop for a moment and admire the way you used the spiral clip to attach your ornament to your cute little gable box not like a paper clip the way it was intended, BUT looped through the spirals?! AMAZING idea my friend! I WILL be stealing that one ;] LOVE it!!! As soon as I saw it I wanted to go use the same method to clip my tag to my gift! LOL

Your colors are fab and I love the little ornament and that pretty tulle you added! Oh, and another great idea using the word window punch to create a handle! Save this one for me girlie! Ha ha

Hope you're feeling WAY better than the past week! I've been thinking of you and praying for you and your DD. So glad you managed to play along this seeing your projects ;]

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty, Dana! Love the colors and your ornament! I have not used those spiral clips in forever! Thanks for the reminder! Great job on the challenge!

Jane said...

Awesome project! love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a cute gift box Dana! I am so happy that you are feeling better & it shows as your papercrafting MOJO is in overdrive!!! Love all the detail on your creation - great sample of inspiration for all to see :)

Elise said...

Wow! I agree with all of these lovely commenters! YOU ROCK! You really do have a way with 3D AND, AND, AND!!!! I, too, and so glad you are BACK IN THE SADDLE! This sweet lil' gift box is SUCH great work, my dear! Can't wait to play with you fabulous JUGS! Yee HAW!

Claire said...

Gorgeous box, Dana!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This box is so pretty and so feminine with that little hank of tulle!! I love the clip and try to use them whenever I can - it's such a great look! Pretty papers, pretty ribbons and the perfect creative touch have made this a special little gift box! TFS!

Rosemary said...

So sweet, Dana! You are soo talented at well, everything, and especially these little templates!!

Andrea M said...

Hi Dana - this is so lovely! The DP is so pretty and soft. The ornament tag is such a gorgeous touch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Davi said...

This is so cut and I love that tulle with the ribbon. I like the ornament tag along with the tulle its fun and christmasy and feminine all together.!!:)